Monthly Archives: Oktober 2016

Help kids make sense of the U.S. elections with this 3D printed Electoral College Map

Even for most adults, the current U.S. electoral system is a puzzling and often frustratingly confusing thing, but just imagine being a young student trying to make sense of the democratic election process; wondering what a swing state is, what blue states and red states are…it can be a bit overwhelming. Before this year’s election becomes any messier, and in the short lead-up to the actual election on November 8, teachers and parents everywhere might want to consider 3D printing this tactile and customizable Electoral College Map.

LulzBot TAZ 6 Review

Founded in 2011, Colorado-based Aleph Objects is the parent company of LulzBot. With the 6th version of their TAZ desktop 3D printer they’re aiming at a segment of the market that’s rapidly growing, that of the small businesses and professional users. And they are doing really well. With an increase of 83% compared to Q1, […]

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Top 10 3D Printed Halloween Ideas

Are you looking for ways to bring 3D printing into your Halloween celebrations? Then look no further. In this article, we will show you the top 10 3D printed Halloween ideas – all the way from terrifying zombie figurines to spooky jewelry.

1. Skull Whistle Pendant by Michael Mueller

“This tiny whistle is damned loud! It’s so noisy, you might be able to wake up the deceased. Therefore, beware of using it near cemeteries on spooky nights!” You can get your own 3D printed copy of this gold-plated brass ring right here on Michael’s i.materialise shop.

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2. Zombie by Milos Tutus

Milos Tutus is one of the best designers when it comes to scary figurines. Just check out his detailed zombie 3D print in Gray Resin that he designed entirely in ZBrush.

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3. Halloween Pumpkin by Pforms

You can use this 3D printed pumpkin as a small lantern with a LED candle. And of course, it comes in our orange-dyed Polyamide (nylon plastic).

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4. 3D-Rex by Octavio Asensio

The 3D-REX is a 3D printed Tyrannosaurus Rex skull for your desk. The design is also proof that complex geometric mesh can easily be created with the help of 3D printing. You can get your own copy of this design in gold-plated brass here.

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5. Brainz the Techno Zombie by Matt Bagshaw

Of course, we couldn’t possibly compile a list like this without featuring a design by Matt Bagshaw: “This is Brainz, He’s got a laptop optimized for Zombie internet shopping and a very open mind. Brainz removed the top of his own head to make space for his massive intellect!” You can get your copy of this design here.

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6. Mammoth Skull Ring by Universe Becoming

This terrifying skull was created by sculptural artist James William Kincaid and printed with us in Antique Sterling Silver. He spent a great deal of time sculpting this to be as actuate as possible anatomically. This ring gets people’s attention because it’s huge and commanding: “Out of all of the jewelry sculptures that I’ve created thus far I love wearing this one the most!”

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7. Stylized Skull by Marius Ivaskevicius

This little skull by designer Marius Ivaskevicius makes a perfect bead for a bracelet or pendant. It was 3D printed in Sterling Silver and can be purchased right here on the i.materialise shop.

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8. Ram Skull by Scott Camazine

Now this is another cool design: Scott Camazine took a real CT scan of a ram skull and transformed it into this stunning 3D print with our Gray Resin material.

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9. Alien by Milos Tutus

Yet another bad-ass 3D print from Milos Tutus! Take a look at his scary-looking alien overlord that we printed in Multicolor.

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10. Goat Skull

Another jewelry designer perfect for Halloween is this Goat Skull by Noah Hähnel. This spooky piece is a beautiful tribute to nature and the rural world. Read more about this young designer on the interview we recently made him.

Goat Ring

Goat Ring

The Halloween-Piguin by i.materialise

Last but not least our very own mascot, the Piguin, made it on this list. He decided to put a pumping over his head to perfectly fit into any Halloween party.

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Hadrian X, Australia's bricklaying 3D printer robot, gets go-ahead from local council

Fastbrick Robotics, a company based in Perth, Australia, made headlines several months ago for its innovative brick-laying 3D printer robot. The robot, called Hadrian X, is capable of building up houses and structures brick-by-brick at a rate of 1,000 bricks per hour—twice what a human bricklayer does in a day. If the technology seemed promising before, it is really taking off now, as a house built using the 3D printer’s brick-laying materials has received local government and engineering approval.

Hadrian X, Australias bricklaying 3D printer robot, gets go-ahead from local council

Fastbrick Robotics, a company based in Perth, Australia, made headlines several months ago for its innovative brick-laying 3D printer robot. The robot, called Hadrian X, is capable of building up houses and structures brick-by-brick at a rate of 1,000 bricks per hour—twice what a human bricklayer does in a day. If the technology seemed promising before, it is really taking off now, as a house built using the 3D printer’s brick-laying materials has received local government and engineering approval.